November 15, 2021
Author: ALTSO Staff
At just three years old, CoolKid Purvi lost her right leg in an accident. Luckily, her parents were able to get her a prosthetic from a local nonprofit. That same organization provided Purvi with the care she needed until one day in 2018, they suddenly stopped.
13 year old Purvi had gone through a growth spurt and needed a longer limb. Her parents desperately reached out to the organization, but they were ignored.
Yet again, Purvi had to re-learn how to walk, adjusting her gait to compensate for having one leg shorter than the other. For two years Purvi struggled with painful and limited mobility, self-conscious of her ill-fitting prosthesis.
One fateful day in 2020, her father learned of our program with GetBak in India, and Purvi received her first Joshi modular prosthetic limb - ensuring a growth spurt never stunts her mobility again.
Purvi now walks with confidence, knowing that we'll be there to make sure she maintains her mobility, and all that it offers, through the age of 21. That's Growing Up ALTSO.
Provide a CoolKid with a life-changing mobility treatment. Mobility improves self-esteem, provides access to education, future employment, and the chance to live self-sufficiently. One simple treatment will transform the life of a CoolKid and break the cycle of poverty they were born into.